Sega Mega Drive

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The original Japanese Mega Drive
Model 2 Genesis w/ 6-button controller
Tap: Oreeginal Japanese Mega Drive
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Sega Genesis Model 2
Manufacturer Sega
Type Home video gemme console
Generation Fowert generation
Release date
  • JP: October 29, 1988
  • NA: August 14, 1989
  • ROK: August 1990
  • PAL: November 30, 1990
Retail availability 1988 - Present
Discontinued
      Units sauld Sega: 30.75 million
      Tec Toy: 3 million
      Majesco: 1.5 million (projected)
      Media ROM cartridge
      CPU Motorola 68000 @ 7.6 MHz
      Zilog Z80 @ 3.58 MHz
      Display Progressive: 320x224 (NTSC) or 320x240 (PAL) pixels, 512 color palette, 61 colors on-screen
      Interlaced: 320x448 (NTSC) or 320x480 (PAL)
      Soond Yamaha YM2612
      Texas Instruments SN76489
      Online services Sega Meganet, Sega Channel, XBAND
      Best-sellin gemme
      Backward
      compatibility
      Master System[lower-alpha 1]
      Predecessor Master System
      Successor Sega Saturn

      The Sega Genesis, kent as the Mega Drive (Japanese: メガドライブ Hepburn: Mega Doraibu?) in maist regions ootside North Americae, is a 16-bit hame video gemme console which wis developed an sold bi Sega Enterprises, Ltd.

      Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

      1. Through uise o the Pouer Base Converter peripheral

      References[eedit | eedit soorce]

      1. Sonic the Hedgehog GameTap Retrospective Pt. 3/4. GameTap. 2009-02-17. Event occurs at 1:25. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
      2. Boutros, Daniel (2006-08-04). "Sonic the Hedgehog 2". Gamasutra. p. 5. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 
      3. Horowitz, Ken (2006-03-28). "Interview: Dr. Stephen Clarke-Willson". Retrieved 2011-12-26.